Shared repairs and maintenance
Architects, surveyors and engineers
An architect, surveyor or engineer can look at the problem and advise you what work is needed before you contact tradespeople. They can also organise and scrutinise quotes for you and then supervise the work.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) can help you find an architect and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can help you find a surveyor.
To find the one that suits you best, approach two or three and ask
- what experience they have of doing similar work
- who will manage the work
- what is the cost and what does it include and
- when can they start.
Using an architect, surveyor or engineer may cost more but can mean better quality and value for money in the long term.